Urgent Creativity

Just because we are human, we are prisoners of the years. Yet that very prison is the room of discipline in which we, driven by the urgency of time, create.
                                                                                                                 
— Gates of Prayer

 

Today
when the hungover man awoke
to discover,
still broke,
that poetry
read in a brewery
was not a recipe
for creativity,
did the hungover man
take a stand
and write out of love

for writing in his land.

                                    — Lee Chottiner